Steering Committee

Mountains of Hope is governed by a Steering Committee. It comprises representatives from the founding member organizations, MOH members, and others who help guide the Coalition in the proper direction. Additional guidance comes from the leads of the subcommittees. The Steering Committee’s goal is to guide the coalition toward achieving their mission – Collaborating to Conquer Cancer in the Mountain State. 

Coalition Leadership

Abby Starkey

Abby Starkey

Coalition Chair
Cancer Prevention and Control
WVU Cancer Institute

Stacey Whanger

Stacey Whanger

Coalition Chair-Elect
WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Shelly Dusic

Coalition Chair Emeritus
ACS National Roundtable on Cervical Cancer

Subcommitte Chairs & Chairs-Elect

Annette Fetty-Santilly

Annette Fetty-Santilli

Prevention Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Dana DeJerrett

Dana DeJarnett

Prevention Chair Elect
WVU Medicine Berkeley and
Jefferson Medical Center

Jennie Shifflet

Jennie Shifflett

Early Detection Chair
Davis Health System Foundation

Liz Puette

Elizabeth Puette

Early Detection Chair-elect
WVU School of Dentistry
Department of Dental Hygiene

Dana DeJerrett

Angela Austin

Quality of Life Chair
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

carrie wines-larch

Carrie Wines-Larch

Quality of Life Chair-elect
CAMC Cancer Center

Founding Member Representation

Liz Puette

Angela Kaloush

American Cancer Society

Charlene Hickman

Charlene Hickman

WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
WVDHHR/Office of Maternal, Child,
and Family Health

Susan Eason

Susan Eason

WVU Cancer Institute
Cancer Prevention & Control

Steering Committee Representation

Patty Davis

Patty Davis

Agents of Hope

Steve Blankenship

WV Cancer Registry

MOH Team

Mary Ellen Conn

Mary Ellen Conn

Coalition Director

Charlene Hickman

Andi Hasley

Coalition Manager

Julianna Curry

Policy Consultant

Dannell Boatman

Program Evaluator

Megan Ross

Megan Ross


Contact Us

Mary Ellen Conn, MS

Assistant Director, Cancer Prevention and Control
Program Director, WV Cancer Control Collaborative Partnership and Mountains of Hope Coalition
WVU Cancer Institute

Phone: 304-293-9213
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